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La Charte Mangrove : Cinq pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest s’engagent dans la conservation de la mangrove

En marge du forum régional côtier et marin, cinq gouvernements de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Mauritanie, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau et Sierra Leone) ont, le 1er Juillet 2010 à Nouakchott en Mauritanie, apposé leur signature sur le document les engageant à coopérer pour la protection de la mangrove dans la sous-région. Le Sénégal s’engage à faire de même dans les prochains jours. Cette charte comprend également des plans d’actions détaillés spécifiques que chaque pays devra entreprendre. La signature est le résultat de trois années de travail conduites par l’UICN et Wetlands International. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Cattle at Xe Champhone Wetlands in Savannakhet Province_DoE, WREA

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention.   …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Mapping of EIA Processes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Nathiagali, July 21, 2010 “The Government is making all out efforts to provide the citizens clean air and water and conserve the forests and the Next Five-Year plan is almost finalized with ample allocations following a historic allocation of Rs. 28.3 billion during the last five year plan,”  said Dr. Aurangzeb Khan, Chief Environment Section of Planning Commission of Pakistan in his inaugural speech at a workshop on “Mapping of Environmental Impact Assessment Processes” organized by Environment Protection Agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with IUCN Pakistan. …  

21 Jul 2010 | International news release

Beung Kiat Ngong, LAO PDR

Lao PDR steps up wetlands protection

LAO PDR has stepped up the protection of its wetlands by joining the Ramsar Convention. IUCN played a key role in the recent accession of Lao PDR to the international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands. …  

21 Jul 2010 | News story

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Livelihoods and landscapes in Orissa, India: from an enterprise-based approach towards whole landscape planning

In Orissa, India, IUCN Member Winrock International India (WII) is working with local communities to better manage forests within a wider agricultural landscape. …  

21 Jul 2010 | Downloads - document

Jane Smart

Nagoya de Atsumarou! - Let’s get together in Nagoya!

Jane Smart, Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Group and IUCN Head of Delegation for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CBD COP10) Nagoya, Japan, 18-29 October 2010, tells us how IUCN is gearing up for this crucial event. …   | French | Spanish

21 Jul 2010 | News story

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)

BRICs Law and Policy Dialogue on Climate Change & Biodiversity

Climate Change Law and Governance in South Asia - IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Conference to be held in New Delhi on August 20th - 21st, 2010 Venue: Auditorium, India International Center, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi …  

19 Jul 2010 | Event

Fisherfolk attending focussed group discussion in Tonle Sap, Cambodia

Linking Grassroots Action to Policy Formation

The Copenhagen Summit held last year brought forth several recommendations and highlighted the immediate requirements for combating/mitigating climate change. Though the Summit came up with a mixed bag of events and resolutions, it is important to take forward the recommendations and build on the positive aspects. We also need to ensure that the national and international policies, strategies and actions are fully informed by the results, outcomes and perspectives coming from field actions in climate change. …  

19 Jul 2010 | Event

Bilibili raft on the Navua River, Fiji

IUCN supports new WaterWiki

The WaterWiki is a new website providing a space to interact and share valuable water knowledge online. The WaterWiki is a freely accessible information resource that is growing rapidly into a global reference for water professionals. …  

16 Jul 2010 | News story

World heritage site in Korea

How’s our World Heritage? IUCN’s assessment of new and existing sites.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee meets in Brasilia, Brazil from 25 July to 3 August to add new outstanding natural and cultural places to the list of World Heritage sites. IUCN plays a key role in the meeting as the advisory body assessing natural sites and recommending new nominations to the World Heritage list. IUCN also evaluates the state of conservation of existing natural sites and recommends those under threat to be put on the Danger List.   …   | French | Spanish | Portuguese

15 Jul 2010 | Media advisory